Mobile, Laptop & Other Gadgets

Disney Digital Network Touts Synergies in New Structure – Variety

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Months after announcing that its Maker Studios division would no longer operate independently, Walt Disney Co. is putting those assets to good use inside its newly blended digital network. Andrew Sugerman, executive VP of publishing and digital media for Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, touted the synergies already at work in a Q&A on Friday at Vidcon in Anaheim, not far from the conglomerate’s theme park. Disney revealed in…

Apple Unveils World’s Least Portable Laptop – Gizmodo

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

You can say a lot about Apple—it brought smartphones and personal computers to the mass market, it changed the technology industry forever, it was controlled by a megalomaniacal asshole for much of its existence—but you’d have a hard time getting even the staunchest critic of the company to argue its products weren’t groundbreakingly pretty. Alas, nothing gold can stay. Behold, Chicago’s terrible new Apple store! Get it? It looks like…

Jimmie Johnson’s crew chief has laptop stolen with key notes for Sunday’s NASCAR race – SB Nation

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Seven-time championship-winning crew chief Chad Knaus had his laptop, which contained all his notes for this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series race, stolen from his rental car Wednesday night, according to The Associated Press. Knaus and his wife flew into San Francisco Wednesday night, then drove their rental car to Fisherman’s Wharf to have dinner. When the couple returned to the car after dinner, the right-side rear passenger window was smashed…

Toshiba Agrees To Talk With Western Digital Over Disputed Chip Deal – Investor’s Business Daily

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Western Digital (WDC) stock broke out Friday after Japan-based Toshiba said it was open to settling a dispute over the sale of a chip business the two jointly run. Western Digital gained a stake in the operation, which makes an advanced form of flash-based memory chips, as a result of its $15.8 billion SanDisk acquisition. Toshiba on Tuesday had announced it would sell the unit to a consortium that includes Korea-based SK…

I Found a 15-inch Laptop That’s Not a Total Pain – Gizmodo

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo I sat down on the train, two laptops, a tablet, and an e-reader crammed in my purse. There was a moment of relief—I’d managed to snag a seat on a rush hour train—and then, I felt a moment of sheer terror. My purse felt unusually light despite being full of gadgets. Certainly too light for a purse containing a 15-inch laptop. Those are giant unwieldy monsters…

Chad Knaus’ laptop computer with Sonoma race notes stolen – FOXSports.com

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

SONOMA, Calif. — According to an Associated Press report, thieves smashed a right-side rear passenger window in Chad Knaus’ rental car and stole briefcases containing a laptop computer with this weekend’s race notes, his wife’s art supplies and “a significant amount of cash.” Knaus is the crew chief for Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. Johnson and Knaus have been together since the seven-time champion’s rookie season of…